Spaghetti with pancetta-tomato sauce
you will need for 2 person :
250gr or 1/2 pound of spaghetti ( i used whole grain from barilla
150gr or roughly 1/3 of a pound of pancetta ( bacon)
1 onion minced
2 tablesp. olive oil
1 can diced tomatos
1 tablesp chopped parsley
pinch of dried chilli pepper
salt and pepper
cut the bacon into small cubes. heat the oil in a pan. add the bacon and the minced onion into to the pan, and brown on medium heat , keep stirring. add the can of diced tomatos, and keep cooking on low heat for about 15 min. season with salt,pepper and the pinch of chilli peppers. cook the spaghetti as directed on the package. then strain of the water completely. add the sauce to the spaghetti. mix well and cook them for 1 min. add the parsley.
enjoy, good luck
Creolen style gilthead
for 2 person:
2 small to medium size fish (gilthead or other fish meat of solid consistency)
4 garlic cloves
2 medium onions
3 large tomatoes
1 tablespon olive oil
1/4 teasp .turmeric powder ,salt, pepper
in a mortar or blender add garlic, oil, ginger and chilli and mash until you will have a nice paste. then add to the paste turmeric, salt and pepper.
cut pockets into the fish on both sides and fill the pockets with the paste from the mortar / mixer.
in a saute pan add some oil ( 2 tablesp.), then cutt the onion and tomato into rings season the with a pinch of salt and pepper.
add half of the onion and tomato slices, and the fish to the saute pan. then cover the fish with the remaining tomato and onion slices.
cover the pan and cook for about 6-8 min, then turn the fish around onto the other side and cook another 6-8 min. (cooking time for your gilthead may be different, because it is depending on the size of your fish , but you can easily check the pockets of the fish if it’s done)
Serve with caribbean rice, plantain and Chatini ( green papaya veggie)
good luck and enjoy
ps: this fish is so good on the grill too
ovenratatouille with sausage
this is super simple, and for lazy days…which i have sometimes
you will need:
about 1 pound or 600gr potatoes
1/2 pound 300gr of eggplant ( or tomatoes if you dont like eggplant)
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
1/2 tablesp. provencal herbs ( or italian herbs if you can’t find it)
1 garlic clove minced
1/2 onion minced
3 tablesp. olive oil
1 tablesp. of tomato paste
1 cup of strong broth ( veggie or chicken, doesn’t matter)
1 teasp. salt
1/2 teasp. of pepper
and sausage of your choice, you can use bratwurst, italian sausage or bulk sausage
set oven to a 350F/180 C
peel the potatoes, wash all veggies, and cut them all into chunks. in a bowl, mix the oil with the herbs,salt,pepper,garlic and onion. add the veggies and stir them until they are well combined with the oil and herbs. add the tomato paste to the broth and stir until dissolved. add the veggies into a deep baking dish. add the broth into the dish ( just on the side not over the veggies). lay your sausage on top of the veggies. bake for 50-60 min
hope you will enjoy this lazy meal, good luck
ps: after baking there will be an amazing broth left. keep it and make a little soup for the kiddos, just add abc pasta and cut up some wieners
you will need:
1 pound or 450gr. cabbage ( finely sliced)
1 pound or 450gr. ground beef
1 onion cut in half and sliced
1 garlic minced
1 tablesp. each of butter and oil
1/2 cup of chicken stock
1/2 pound or 250gr. of ribbon noodles (bandnudeln)
2 tablesp. of fresh chopped parsley
salt and pepper
dab of sour cream (optional)
a dash of cayenne pepper (optional)
cook the pasta, as instructed on the package in a slightly salted water. drain them but do NOT rinse them off, cover and put them aside until ready to use. heat up a big pan on an medium to high heat, add the oil and the butter. brown the the ground beef and break them into little pieces as you browning the meat. add the onion,garlic and the cabbage, fry for 3 min. add the chicken stock and keep frying for 4 min ( keep stirring) , season with salt and pepper. add the pasta and fry for 2 more min. try it and if needed, season some more with salt and pepper. away from the heat, add the parsley… served on a plate, add a dab of sour cream and a dash of the cayenne pepper.
this is a really easy and quick meal, with great comfort…
enjoy, good luck!
Milk-Free Banana Cookies
those cookies are really yummy, and all healthy! even smaller kids can enjoy them, cause they are soft enough. i like to add them to my little girls snack plate with some yogurt and fruits or add them to her lunchbox…
you will need:
1 ripe banana (pureed)
1 1/2 cups or 200gr. spelt flour or whole-grain flour
1/2 stick or 50gr. butter
5 tablesp. maple syrup
pinch of salt
1/4 teasp. baking powder
1/4 teaspon baking soda
1/2 vanilla extract
1/4 cinnamon (optional)
or 2 tablesp. chocolate chips (optional)
this is how you make them:
set your oven to 350 fahrenheit /180 celsius
mix the butter and the maple syrup together until creamy (use an electric whisk). mix all other ingredients to the creamed butter.
with wet hands equally shape balls out of the dough. with a wet spoon press them slightly flat. if you like, you can make an tiny impression with a small cookie cutter.
bake for 15-20 min until slightly brown.
enjoy, good luck
for the hot dogs you will need:
any frankfurters of your choice
1 tablespoon chopped white onion (optional)
shredded mild cheddar cheese (optional)
for the chilli sauce you will need:
- 1 pound or 450gr. ground meat
- 1 six ounce or 150gr. of tomato paste
- 1 cup or 240ml water
- 1 tablesp. sugar
- 1 tablesp. prepared yellow mustard
- 1/2 minced onion
- 2 teasp. chili powder
- 1 teasp. worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teasp. salt
- 1/2 teasp. celery salt
- 1/2 teasp. ground cumin (heaping)
- 1/4 teasp. ground black pepper
making the chili dog sauce:
1. in a 2 qt. saucepan, brown the ground chuck, breaking into very small
pieces. salt and pepper lightly while cooking. do not drain the fat.
2. add the remaining ingredients. Simmer on low heat, uncovered, 30−45 minutes until it
thickens. Stir occasionally.
making your chili dog:
1. bring a 2 qt. saucepan of water to a rolling boil. meanwhile heat up your oven to 225 fahrenheit or a 100 celsius, warm up your buns for about 5 min. when you brought your water to a roilling boil, remove the saucepan from the heat, and add the desired number of
frankfurters to the water. cover and let sit about 5 minutes.
spread some mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup in you bun, ad the dog, 2 tablesp. of chilli and your onion and cheese.
not really healthy but reallllllllyyy good , enjoy and good luck!
ps: freeze the rest if you have left-overs
for the crust you will need:
1 stick or 100gr. of butter
1/2 cup or 114gr of sugar
1 teas. vanilla flavor or 1 pack of
vanilla sugar (8gr.)
a pinch of salt
1 cup or 142gr. all-purpose flour
mix all these ingredients together ( by hand), until you have an dough, feeling a bit like clay. spread the the dough out (by hand ) in an buttered and floured springform (regular size)….put aside till the filling is ready.
for the filling you will need:
1 pinch of salt
2 tablesspoons of vanilla sugar or 1 1/2 of vanilla extract
3 tablespoon of flour
1 tablespoon of melted butter or oil
mix all those ingredients together and then add:
5 oz. or 150gr. of plain yoghurt
7 oz or 200gr. of Crème fraîche ( if you can’t find it, use sour cream)
18 oz or 500gr. curd (cheese)
mix all well together and fill into the prepared crust.
bake for 40 min either on 400 fahrenheit or 200 celsius, let cool off completly!! serve or with any fresh fruit sauce of your choice